After a relaxing and restful sleep last night, I woke, yawned, rolled over and was confronted by Blue Angry Bird staring across at me.
I could have sworn I went to bed with The Hubbster last night. But there was Blue Angry Bird perched on the pillow! Of course I took a photo and thought about how I could incorporate him into a blog post!
I would categorize this mornings' event as pertaining to the blogger label of "silly" or "funny". It doesn't really belong to "country" or "farm" or "babies" or "books".
I looked across at my labels to see a vast array of subjects that I write about. Everything from country of course, to travel, kids, my house, movies and family.
Which has got me thinking, what is my blog really about? What is my "niche". Do I have a certain focus? Who reads my blog? Why do people read my blog?
I initially started writing to document our journey from suburbia to living on a farm, and in a shed, and to have a written progress report on owner building our house.
As I've always been a bit of an over sharer, I found myself writing about other things that interested me. And I really enjoyed it!
I loved the freedom to express myself, the challenge to keep it real, and the connections I was starting to make with others who blog. There was something about blogging that made me want to tell it how it is, to not cover my stories in fairy floss to make them acceptable to others.
And four years later, I'm still doing it!
I don't particularly have a niche. I don't monetise my blog, I don't do giveaways or reviews, but I have the utmost admiration for those who do. I very rarely post photos of my children, but I write about them alot.
I write about my day, my farm, my life, and what worries me, the heartbreak I've felt over this and this, and the joy I have here.
And I think it works....for me....I hope it works for you too.
Thank you for reading my blog. I am very grateful and although I'm not giving away ponies, I hope you can still take something away each time you visit!